This absorbing exhibition of 150 still and moving images invites us to tumble through associations and visual puns, ahistorical couplings and thematic resonances that question how the ordering of artworks affects our interpretation of the world and images themselves.
Starting with the first Australian press photograph, Body of Joe Byrne by J.W. Lindt, the exhibition flows like dominos toppling and meaning takes on its own momentum as onlookers pass through a large-scale survey of the state of Australian photography not by chronology or style, but through novel logics of engagement and revelation.
Art, advertising, scientific photography and surveillance—this democracy of images rethinks the contemporary gallery itself, with enlightening results.
Sat 07 October from 1—3PM
Opening event includes a series of free artist talks.
PHOTO | Janina Green, Self Portrait 1996, courtesy the artist and M.33, Melbourne.